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Philosophy

The philosophy of Georgia Southern University’s School of Nursing embodies the following core beliefs:

  • Nurses are essential to the healthcare of the nation and must act both locally and globally to positively affect the health of individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  • Based on professional standards, nursing practice is grounded in ethics, caring, altruism, holism, transcultural competence, diversity, and respect for the individual.
  • Nursing education embraces theory, research, and evidence-based practice.
  • Nursing educators, using a student-centered approach, prepare socially responsible graduates who provide high quality health care, function as leaders in the community and profession, and engage in lifelong learning.

References for SON Mission, Vision, and Goals, Philosophy, and Student Learning Outcomes

Because the School of Nursing’s mission includes the professional development of a diverse group of students, nursing faculty carefully reviewed and chose professional standards and guidelines that represented a broad base for various levels of nursing practice.  A variety of professional nursing standards (along with selected specialty area nursing practice standards) representing the most current and developed perspectives of the discipline of nursing were chosen to underpin and develop the mission, philosophy, purposes, goals/objectives of the School of Nursing.  All are consistently applied as guidelines for the development of program and curricula materials for the preparation of nursing students.  Specifically, the standards referenced include:

American Nurses Association. (2015). Code of ethics for nurses. Washington, DC. American Nurses Publishing.

National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Programs. (2012). Criteria for evaluation of nurse practitioner programs: Report of the National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education. (NTF). Washington, DC: NONPF.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing. QSEN Education Consortium. (2012). Washington, DC: AACN.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2011). The essentials of master’s education for advanced practice nursing. Washington, DC: AACN.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2009). Establishing a culturally competent Master’s and doctorally prepared nursing workforce. Washington, DC: AACN.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2008 ). The essentials of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice. Washington, DC: AACN.

Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification and Education. (2008).

American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2008). Cultural competence in baccalaureate nursing education.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (2006). The essentials of doctoral education for advanced nursing practice. Washington, DC: AACN.

American Nurses Association. (1998). Standards of clinical practice. 2nd edition. Washington, DC: American Nurses Publishing.

American Nurses Association. (1996). Scope and Standards of Advanced Practice Nursing. Washington, DC: American Nurses Publishing.

American Nurses Association. (1995). Nursing social policy statement. Washington, DC: American Nurses Publishing.

Association of Community Health Nursing Educators. (1992). Essentials of master’s level nursing education for advanced community health nursing practice. Lexington, KY: ACHCE.

American Nurses Association. (1988). Nursing case management. Washington, DC: American Nurses Publishing.

American Nurses Association. (1985). Code for nurses with interpretive statements. Washington, DC: American Nurses Publishing.

Last updated: 7/16/2015

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